The ITC has announced improved coverage for Channel 5 after approving its plans for an enhanced transmitter. Coverage should reach an initial 66 per cent of the UK population.
The European Commission has rejected French calls for quotas on multimedia products and proposed scrapping all TV and film quotas in ten years’ time.
Great Yorkshire Gold, the local radio station, will launch its own magazine, Gold, next week with an initial print run of 1.5 million. Copies will be delivered to homes and sold through Tesco and McDonalds.
EMAP Radio has established a joint sell for the three North-west radio stations it has a stake in. Piccadilly, Red Rose and Radio City will sell to regional agencies.
Dave Lee Travis, the former Radio 1 DJ, has signed a one-year contract to present a weekday, mid-morning show on the GWR Group’s Classic Gold Network.
CIA Medianetwork has been unable to persuade Barbara Moyses, chairman of its eponymously-named subsidiary, to join new joint venture media buying operation Morgan CIA in Scotland. Negotiations over her future are continuing.
The National Magazine Company has appointed Jessica Burley as advertisement director of Company magazine. She was ad manager for the Daily Express’ This Week section.
The Radio Advertising Bureau claims that radio has overtaken outdoor in its share of national advertising. RAB says commercial radio took £219.4m in 1994, compared with £218.4m for outdoor.
The Box cable TV music channel has appointed Maxine Michaels as marketing manager. She joins from Bell Cablemedia.
IPC Specialist Group has appointed Bruce Sandell as ad manager for new dance music monthly Muzik.
VCI, the video and audio publishing group which owns Video Collection International, has seen pre-tax profits rise by 32 per cent to £6.9m – on turnover of £60.1m.
New Frontier Media, the sales division of Scott Lynds, has been renamed Wood Lynds NFM.